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Poster: He Live's Date: May 16, 2008 8:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do I have this about right, Diana? A. Rossi?

hey rob.....

i think you are right.... i am guessing this is also what is behind the NEW PLAYER.

i am on a MAC as well and i think this leads to my confusion/perspective. i have never been able to figure out how to save one of these "downloaded" files as i understand many PC users have. when i right-click on a track from the "old player" i can "download" the file -- this causes the track to simply open and play in a new window. this is the file address i attach to a pic. ignorant as i am, i have never been able to find any of these files stored in a cache on my computer -- they could be there, but i have never managed to figure out how to save one of these files. once i close the window, it's gone.

enabling other people to download files is obviously not my intent. i simply like making links w/in the post, and doing it via a cool pic is just more fun. if i have the time and energy, i like getting into the old venues and doing a bit of research on the history of the locations and shows, and linking to outside sources in the posts.

regarding the use of AUD v SBD, you may be right -- but Diana was not very clear in her response -- and i don't understand why it would make the slightest bit of difference what track on the Archive i point to. the issue would seem to be one of "enabling others to download." perhaps.

we're all just trying to turn each other on with the music -- for the most part, that is why everyone is here -- i think. i used the address format Diana requested and they still killed my last link, so, i am waiting for a more explicit response as to what is wrong.....

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 16, 2008 9:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Do I have this about right, Diana? A. Rossi?

It may well be that the issue of downloading tracks from soundboards is a major part of the problem here. Your links to individual soundboard tracks load them as mp3s, which can be easily saved. It isn’t necessary to “download” a file from the player in order to listen to it – simply click and let it play.

Fundamentally the only sure way that I can see of preventing soundboard downloads is to take them away altogether – and I believe you’ll agree with me that that is an outcome we seriously want to avoid. So please, can I ask you, for the greater good of the community, to avoid linking to soundboard tracks? Making links is fine and dandy, it’s a great thing to share our finds, but let’s do it in a way that doesn’t put free access to the music at jeopardy.